PHOENIX – Arizona Republican Party Chairman Robert Graham issued a statement today in response to lobbyist Fred DuVal and the Democrats’ latest attack against Doug Ducey, the Republican nominee for governor.
A new ad from the pro-DuVal Restore Arizona’s Future PAC attempts to smear Ducey on Cold Stone franchises and uses images intended to show four former franchisees who “lost everything” because of Ducey’s “dishonest business practices.” However, the purported victims in the ad were never actually franchise owners. In fact, these four individuals who supposedly “went bankrupt” are just stock photos from Getty Images, a popular website.
“We’ve come to expect sleazy campaign tactics from the Democrats but this one crosses the line,” said Graham. “If these Democrats want to talk about ‘dishonest business practices’, they’ve just given voters a prime example by using their own dishonesty.”
“Doug Ducey successfully led a company that created thousands of jobs and contributed significantly to Arizona’s economy,” Graham added. “The mischaracterizations employed by the Democrats in their latest ad show just how desperate they’ve become; no amount of distortion or misrepresentation will change the fact that their candidate has spent his career lobbying for special interests instead of creating real jobs for Arizonans.”